We demand basic rights of living, Bru community met Governor

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We demand basic rights of living, Bru community met Governor

Agartala: Bru displaced people permanently settled in four districts of Tripura met Governor Indrasena Reddy Nallu and presented a nine-point charter of demand including timely monthly cash assistance, allotment of agricultural land to each family and Includes establishment of official English medium Schools.
In the memorandum, the Bru people said that after the quadripartite agreement reached in New Delhi for permanent resettlement in Tripura, they have been authorized to resettle permanently in four districts.
They have been provided with help in building houses, roads, electricity, water supply, street lights, Anganwadi centers etc.
He thanked the Government of India and Tripura for their important role in ending their sufferings and hardships in the relief camps in the last 25 years.
However, they highlighted that although their lives have improved, there are still many incomplete aspects of the permanent settlement of the boroughs and gaps in their new places for future survival.
Their demands include registration of land in the name of the head of the family, as it has not yet been completed, transfer of cash assistance of Rs 5,000 per month. 5000 in the account of the head of the family.
As the current system is irregular, allotment of agricultural land to each family to ensure their survival after the expiry of two years of free ration and cash assistance, establishment of government English medium schools and Eklavya model residential schools.

The memorandum also points out the lack of sustainable resources in the resettlement locations and calls for the implementation of centrally sponsored schemes such as old-age pensions for the Bru settlement locations. They also request the provision of schemes specifically aimed at particularly vulnerable tribal groups (PVTGs) for the Bru people.

In conclusion, they request the Governor to consider the mentioned points for the welfare of Bru migrant people to ensure successful resettlement in Tripura.

Due to ethnic violence in the western part of Mizoram in October 1997, a large number of minority Bru (Reang) families migrated to North Tripura district in 1997-1998. Approximately 30,000 (5,000 families) Bru migrants were given shelter in six relief camps set up in Kanchanpur district of North Tripura.

On 3rd July 2018, an agreement was signed between the Centre, Government of Mizoram, Tripura, and Mizoram Bru Displaced People’s Forum (MBDPF) for the permanent resettlement of Bru people in Tripura.

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